This week Julie Greenbaum highlights Allied Printing Services, Heidelberg, Michael Makin and Printing Industries of America, The 2015 Capitol Hill Fly-In, Dreamworks Graphic Communications, Menasha, Integrity Graphics and Excelsior Printing, Japan Pulp and Paper Company and Gould Paper, and EFI.
Last week, Allied Printing Services held a ceremony to mark the completion of a solar installation at its Manchester, Connecticut, facility. The ceremony was attended by elected officials, legislators, energy and utility officials, partners and employees. The 1.4 megawatt system, which is comprised of 4,591 panels atop Allied’s 275,000-square-foot facility, will provide about 17 percent of the company's total electricity usage.
A recent survey from Two Sides North America revealed that 88 percent of respondents indicated that they understood, retained or used information better when they read print on paper compared to lower percentages (64 percent and less) when reading on electronic devices.
The 2014 Sustainability Report from International Paper features stories of the company’s key sustainability efforts.
A recent attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in an hour was sponsored by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Almost 30 teams planted more than 200,000 trees in 28 different communities within 60 minutes. One team of 100 people even exceeded the existing record by planting 52,598 trees together.
Canopy, an international environmental nonprofit, has released a report profiling forest friendly printers in North America.
To help government agencies become more sustainable, New York established a State Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability Program.
AF&PA has revealed that 65.4 percent of paper consumed in the United States was recovered for recycling in 2014.
Gary Jones has been selected as 2015 recipient of the Gary R. Reniker Environmental Health and Safety Professional of the Year Award.
As many of you know, Two Sides has been working with several Fortune 500 companies in North America to encourage best practices for environmental marketing related to paper. Our ongoing campaign has been successful, with 33 companies out of 60 removing their claims—a 60 percent success rate to date. But our target is 80 percent and we continue to add new companies to our list regularly.